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Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline
Identify the doctrine (playing a matching game):Draw a simple ark on the chalkboard. Prepare several sets of two identical animal pictures. Give one picture to each child. Ask the children to stand and make the sound that the animal in their picture makes and to listen for someone else who is making a similar sound. When the children with matching pictures find each other, have them stand together until all the animals have been paired. Ask the children to come as pairs and put their animals on the ark drawing. Ask the children, “Which prophet did the Lord ask to gather the animals into the ark?” Point out that it was probably a difficult task to gather so many animals into the ark, but Noah chose to obey the Lord’s command.
Encourage understanding (reading scriptures):Show the children a picture of Noah preaching, and read Moses 8:20. Ask the children why they think the people did not listen to Noah. Divide the board in half, and write the following questions on one side, with the scripture references in random order on the other side: What was the Lord going to do to destroy the wicked? (Genesis 6:17). What did He tell Noah to do to save his family? (Genesis 6:18). What did Noah do to choose the right? (Genesis 7:5). Ask the children to read the scriptures and find which one answers each question. Show the children a picture of Noah building the ark. Explain that sometimes it is hard to choose the right. Ask, “How was Noah blessed for choosing the right?” Encourage the children to share how they will be blessed as they choose the right.
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
I really love the idea given in the outline, especially the ‘Identify the Doctrine’ section. The children will LOVE making animal sounds. So today, I have just a few ideas for you, just in case you’re looking for a little more. Enjoy!
As I said, I love the “Identify the Doctrine” idea in the outline. But they didn’t have any animal images, so I went ahead and created 2 sheets of animal cards (16 animals total) that you could print out and use. They’re nothing fancy, but I don’t think the kids will be too worried about it, they’ll have too much fun making their sound.
If making animal noises sounds too crazy, then here are a few other ideas that you could use.
Animal Activity Ideas
If you’d like to use my animal cards, just click the link below!
Noah Was Blessed For Choosing the Right
Now it’s time to share the story of Noah. Here are a few ideas that you could use for your lesson.
• Have Noah visit Primary! Invite someone to dress up like Noah, and have him come and visit the children.
•Fill the Ark: Have different animal pictures with scriptures, questions, scenarios written on the back. Have a child choose an animal and have them answer the question. Once answered, place the animal in the ark. Here is a cute ark from LDS.org, it also includes some cute animal pictures.
I hope you enjoy this week’s ideas, and are able to use some for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do and what you decide to do, so leave me a comment letting me know.
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